<<That's because all of the brave men in France died a long time ago in their multitude of revolutions and wars and didn't pass on their genes.>>
Millions and millions of Germans were killed in WW II alone (and even more, probably, in the "Great War" - WW I). If you take a close look, there are tons of old ladies in a certain age - and almost no men in that age group. And still the Germans aren't dinks - except for the current chancellor; so it happens - they wanted to recall him because he lied in the last election. He won't make it through a further election.